Note 1: Version 2.0 of this plug-in requires the IBM® Rational®
Method Composer v7.0 or v7.0.1 base (which includes the IBM Rational
Unified Process®, or RUP®) and cannot be used with earlier versions
of RUP. If you require use of v2003 of RUP, you will need to
download and use the
RUP Plug-in for PSM v1.0.
Note 2: Version 2.2 of this plug-in requires
the IBM® Rational® Method Composer v7.1.x base. You cannot use
Version 2.0 with Rational Method Composer v7.1.x. Refer to the
Rational Method Composer v7.1 Release Notes for plug-in
compatibility and migration instructions.
Over the past twenty years, measurement has evolved from
something that was a “check-in-the-box process” into a
management best practice. Numerous case studies of successful
projects and organizations have shown the value of measurement.
It is now a key management discipline, as evidenced by its
inclusion into various process standards, models and guidelines
such as the ISO/IEC 15939 standard, Software Measurement
Process, and the Software Engineering Institute’s Capability
Maturity Model® IntegrationSM (CMMISM).
Although it is now widely accepted that
measurement is a key best practice, implementing a successful
measurement program is still a challenge. Many projects and
organizations still try to build their measurement programs
around the 10 best measures or try to measure so much that the
program becomes a maintenance burden and fails.
There is much more to implementing a successful
measurement program than just the measures themselves. The
Practical Software and Systems Measurement (PSM) Initiative and
the IBM Rational Unified Process, or RUP are two existing
process frameworks that explain the measurement process. The
PSM Initiative is a team of government, industry, and academia
that was formed to bring together and promote the best practices
of software and system measurement. RUP is a process platform
that contains a process framework of best practices for
iterative, incremental, software and systems development.
Together they can be used to implement an effective measurement
This plug-in integrates the measurement
activities, artifacts, and concepts as described by PSM,
replacing the measurement concepts provided by the RUP base
Developed by: PSM &
IBM Rational software
Practical Software and Systems Measurement (PSM)
was developed to meet today's software and system technical and
management challenges. It is an information-driven measurement
process that addresses the unique technical and business goals
of an organization. The guidance in PSM represents the best
practices used by measurement professionals within the software
and system acquisition and engineering communities.
You must first install the appropriate
IBM Rational Method Composer
version before you can install this plug-in.
Supported: Yes, by
PSM. All defects, enhancement requests, and comments
should be entered using the
comment form and emailed to
Contact support e-mail:
Copyright and licensing info:
Copyright © 1987-2007 IBM
Copyright © 2002 Addison-Wesley.
Last modified: January 2007, Version 2.2
Release notes for Version 2.2: This
version fixes many broken links that were in Version 2.1. In
addition, the “Complete RUP” and “config_for_psm-original” RMC
configurations were eliminated. Also, the “config_for_psm”
configuration’s navigation tree views for the published website
were cleaned up and a new “PSM Elements” view has been added
(for your convenience) which identifies specific PSM updated
content elements. The actual content has not changed.
here to download RUP for PSM
Plug-in, V2.0 for Rational Method Composer V7.0 or V7.0.1.
here to download RUP for PSM
Plug-in, V2.2 for Rational Method Composer V7.1.x.